some of the old comments here.....
Look close at this pic.
It's the 2nd pic in my original post. This is a rod I made. I had my neighbor make the tip and I use some 1/4 brass stock for the rod.
Post subject: Re: Turkish Mauser Cleaning Rods Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:25 am
This is my favorite surplus board. I mean, come on: as of today nearly a thousand reads on a thread about Turkish Mauser cleaning rods. Thanks folks, for rocking! Don't quit!
Post subject: Re: Turkish Mauser Cleaning Rods Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:26 pm
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I guess I should add this and indicate most 98 style cleaning rods ( fit the Turkish Model 1893 1903 and M38). Turk rods measure 27.5 inches give or take a quarter of an inch. Treads are not a normal metric die size: the pitch is different????? So a normal US die will not clean up the threads.
So be sure the threaded end is good if you want it to screw into your Turk. Be sure the threads are not damaged, look it over. Damaged/buggered-up rod threads will not screw into a good nut. If it does not start turning into the nut, you may also have incorrect threads.
Or your ROD NUT is filled or damaged. Some Turk rifles have dirt in the rod nut threaded hole, so you may have to make a special cleaning rod tool from a smaller diameter long brass rod and put a hammered flat tip on its end. Kind of like making a super long, 30-35inch, thin screwdriver as a digging tool. Be sure that its diameter is smaller than the nut hole so you can use oil and a back & forth screw-driver motion to dig out and sort of screw out the dirt without messing up the rod nut threads, (hence a soft brass rod) or pull the rod nut from the stock and clean out the rod chamber. It seems most Turkish Mausers at gun shows are missing the rod--- these are the ones that may have a ton of dirt/mud in the cleaning rod channel & rod nut.
There are many different models of Turked cleaning rods; a Turk Gew 88 is a different rod type. See htm http://www.turkmauser.com/models.aspx
So back to more photos of Turk rods....... Got any to add to this reconstructed post?
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